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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    Link: One Good Cop - More cops getting annoyed at protesters with cameras. Only one seems to know the law.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    and it`s idiots like this in the video that go out and provoke the police. Its no wonder why the police act the way they do.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    It`s idiots like that that confirm your constitutional rights there John Pike.
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    ilovesean23 Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    what a good trooper in the end. wow. exactly right, treat the people with dignity and situations dont escalate. more cops should take lessons
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    minigeko Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    hippies..
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    "hippies"

    Nah, too egotistical to be hippies. We all know most of us are dicks (To include these "hippies" and most of the the cops they recorded), I`d sooner call the last trooper a hippy then the guys with the cameras. Such calm, collected dialog with strangers as any professional is as rare as a hippy.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    and it`s idiots like this in the video that go out and provoke the police. Its no wonder why the police act the way they do.
    whipplefunk-What exactly, did they do to provoke the police? Attempt to walk feely in our Nation? Exercise their free speach? Decline to have their civil rights violated? All of the above?
    I guess you`re one of the good sheeple.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    so the cops shouldn`t ask for the ID of two homeless looking men dressed in prison jumpsuits wondering through their towns?
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    cptbeech Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    God I cringe when I watch poo like this. I can feel my conditioned responses kicking in telling me that these guys should just comply. They may be non-nice individuals but they should have the right to be non-nice individuals and not be harassed by the police.
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    fnp90 Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    I`ve been a peace officer for almost 10 years. I have the lowest occurance of Use of Force incident reports in my division. The simple reason being, I choose to treat people, regardless of past interraction, their beliefs, and even past crimes, with basic human respect. I treat them like a friend in many cases.
    Even in instances where I have gone hands on, the next time I see them, it`s a new day.
    My only disagreement with the last officer would have bern asking for ID if the individual was wearing a jumpsuit similar to the county jail`s inmates. Just for a safety check Otherwise, they are free to do as they decide.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Ugh. Truthers.
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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    I hate when people say "OH EMM GEE THE COPS ARE VIOLATING MY RIGHTS CUZ THEY SAID NOT TO FILM THEM!!1!".

    None of the officers ever said "Stop filming me because it`s against the law". They asked these two idiots to get the camera out of their face as another person, not as a cop. I don`t think that anyone would be really comfortable with two strangers sticking a camera right in front of them while they`re trying to talk to the people.
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    Exhumed Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    My opinion changed slightly when I saw how they were dressed; makes me think only one or two of the cops they came in contact with were out of line. Regardless, we expect more politeness from our McDonalds employees than we do our public officers, which isn`t right.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    Private citizens have certain unalienable rights where as Cops know not to cross the line. It`s those citizens who don`t know or actually understand their rights, those are the people who get in trouble.
    Watch: Ten rules for dealing with police.
    I think it`s free on Youtube. Learn your rights and avoid the hassle and jail time.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Im pretty sure this video was posted here before, however, the people in this video (the ones walking) are confronting the police, instead of trying to reason with them, they decide to make everyone mad at them. The police ASKED for the camera to be shut off.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    These two douche bags are obviously effing trying to screw with the police. I might agree with their logic, if I didn`t feel like punching them both in the throat.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Huh, I was watching this in another window when i clicked on it. Damn you IAB.
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    Braber01 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    I-am-bored PLEASE STOP POSTING THIS poo I AM >< that close to makeing a bash script to send endless ping requests to this site. I AM LOOKING TO BE ENTERTAINED NOT PISSED OF BY AMERICA`S COPS
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    anyone else notice how the officer who actually knows the law was also the officer who kept better care of himself? All the others were over weight and sloppy.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 8:41 pm
    "These two douche bags are obviously effing trying to screw with the police. I might agree with their logic, if I didn`t feel like punching them both in the throat. "

    you`re an idiot. they are walking across country while protesting in every state they walk through. They are simply documenting their journey. The police harassment got so common that they decided it was worth sharing. They havent done anything to provoke the police except for standing on a corner with a sign....
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    Many of the states they traveled through are `two party consent` states, which means when the officers told them they didn`t want to be recorded and they didn`t turn off their camera, they were breaking the law.

    Two party consent laws also protect everyday citizens from unwanted recording as well. They keep pedobears, pervs, and creeps from getting their jollies off peeping-tom video recording.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    "they are walking across country while protesting in every state they walk through. They are simply documenting their journey. The police harassment got so common that they decided it was worth sharing. They havent done anything to provoke the police except for standing on a corner with a sign..."

    Given the content of the video, it looked like they were making a point of being antagonistic dickheads. I have no idea what their backstory is, and I don`t give a rusty fu<k. I ain`t here to do a research paper, I`m calling it as I see it and I haven`t changed my mind, but I have added one more person to my list of fantasy throat punchees.
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    hellhawk Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    @robosnitz thanx for your advice. iv`e just finish watching (the 10 Rules for Dealing with Police) and its really worth watching.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    crakr jack...the cops came up to them for no reason, if they did not want to be recorded then they could leave.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    skullgrin: You do know that hitchiking is also illegal as well and the police know that criminals, trying to avoid the law, hitchike. With large backpacks and signs they do look like hitchikers and/or vagrants.

    Police have a responsibility to keep their communities safe and that includes investigating suspicious people.

    I used to sell door-to-door, many communities are real uptight and require permits and/or licenses to solicit, many consider holding out signs on a street corner to be soliciting even if they aren`t selling anything. They even require local car wash fundraisers, Girl Scouts selling cookies, and kids lemonade stands to be licensed or have permits.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    "Many of the states they traveled through are `two party consent` states, which means when the officers told them they didn`t want to be recorded and they didn`t turn off their camera, they were breaking the law."

    Except such wiretapping laws only apply when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. About the only way that the two could have made it more obvious that the conversation did not have any expectation of privacy would be to state "I am videotaping this conversation," right at the beginning.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Ahh... when each state has it`s own laws and when those laws sometimes conflict with each other, hilarity ensues.

    I couldn`t care less about the rights of either side anymore. Crazy christians vs. angry cops. Who cares?
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    darknetix Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    To everyone that think these guys are douchebags. Without people to stand up and put the power in it`s place, democracy will eventually meet it`s demise. Please understand why people take their time to do this, or accept the fact that your freedom will be taken away from you in the near future.

    I honestly love each and every one of you guys, and I would do whatever I had to in order to insure your freedom as a US citizen. I can say the same for any non-US citizen.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    To address a few other things:

    - Unless your activity requires a license (driving, hunting, etc.), the officer cannot require an ID. However, most states require individuals to give name, date of birth and address on request.

    - Actually, yes, one of the officers did say that it was against the law to film.

    - While a lawful order from an officer must legally be obeyed, it is not illegal to disobey an unlawful order. The police can ask all they want for the men to shut off the camera, but there is no obligation for the men to do so.

    - While the officer might go easier on them if they had complied, they were well within their rights. However, being placed in a position where you fear the consequences of not giving up your rights implies that they are not rights.

    - The very fact that the officers were so insistent on the men shutting off the camera should raise suspicion about what the officers were intending to do.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    I don`t mean to jump to assumptions, but it seems like these guys are more interested in pushing their luck with the police than they are protesting christian support of the war.
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    ccalhoun86 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    Police officers enforce the law... they are not the law. They have no authority to make unlawful requests, and we have no obligation to obey such requests. Unfortunately, they use scare tactics such as empty threats and false claims to manipulate the common citizen into obeying them, and somehow this has become acceptable. These two "douchebags" seem to understand the law better then those we trust to uphold it. BTW, I`ve been visiting IAB for over a year, and the amount of stupid and negativity towards this post and these guys made me finally create an account to speak my mind. I can`t say I really care about their protest, but I agree entirely with how they deal with this hostile men who claim to protect and serve, when they do little more than oppress and lie. Fear the system, obey the system, become a slave to the system.
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    darknetix Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    @ccalhoun86 Very well said sir!
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Police do that everywhere, asks for permission to do stuff when it`s not mandatory to follow those orders. Here, they can come knocking on your door and ask if they can search the premises. If you comply they search. If you don`t they will phone to superiors to get temporary permit in grounds that you didn`t give them a permission in the first place...Luckily, they don`t exersice that right often. The bad thing is, every kind of evidence required in any means is accepted at court. Yu can sue them for unlawful conduct but that`s aw whole different case then.. And you NEVER win those cases.. Unless you have a lawyers phone number ready, then they will leave you alone. For now.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    real christians smoke pot
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    Kudos to the last officer. He must be a rookie. lol :P
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 12:02 am
    A: There is no doubt they crossed states with differing wiretapping laws.
    B: The cops in these states, KNOW their wiretapping laws. In all likelihood, these two had/have footage while in these states where the police stated the actual law. No reason to edit that into their hate film when they`re the one making the mistake.
    C: If, by chance, they came across a cop in a two party consent state, and this cop didn`t know his laws, yes, make him look like an ass like the rest of these guys. He deserves it. No one in this video stated the exact laws being broken, because they either weren`t being broken, or the cop was too dumb to do his research.
    D: Wild generalizations in this thread. State to state misdemeanor`s are frequently vastly different. Claiming hitchhiking is illegal (everywhere) or "reasonable expectation of privacy" is illegal (everywhere) is just ignorant.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 3:02 am
    Well done to the last guy. The rest seem typical power tripped Yank cops.

    Incidently the protesters are crazy.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 5:04 am
    Yawn. note to self - if I lose my job I`m marching to California on a skateboard to protest typhoons in Antarctica.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 6:09 am
    Two party consent laws also protect everyday citizens from unwanted recording as well.

    Infractions such as that are already covered under a separate set of laws. Now they`re being taken to ridiculous new heights to prevent LAWFUL observation of police.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 6:11 am
    an off duty officer is not supposed to call for backup, give it up for illinois being the most compliant!!!
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 6:23 am
    @Scuzoid: Does filming with a video-camera that is openly visible, on public property fall under wiretapping laws?
    The reason I`m asking is because I don`t know.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 7:47 am
    9-11 Conspiracy nutjobs. What a bunch of douchebags.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 7:57 am
    @Monosandalos no it doesn`t. Some states have laws about filming a Police Officer, but when challenged they have been over-turned.
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 7:59 am
    @Scuzoid I do agree that maybe he was egging them on a bit, but I think it needs to be done. The police in this country went from "Protect and Serve" to "enforce and keep down".
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    foxmulder Male 40-49
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    November 28, 2011 at 8:41 am
    The law varies by state; for instance, PA`s laws are more stringent than Federal regulations. In PA, you can record anything / anyone, but audio is a violation of their wiretap statutes. You need to know specifics before spouting off... and possibly get arrested for a felony.
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    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 10:18 am
    WTF is it with them saying "I do not need to tell you my name or show you my ID" ... I don`t get it. In Germany people are required by law to have some identification papers (drivers license, ID-Card, whatever, as long as it has your picture on it) with them. If a cop wants to see them, you show them. In most cases he enters your ID number in a database, checks for criminal charges, and lets you go. No big deal...
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 10:19 am
    This is how Rambo First Blood started ... I`m just saying :)
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    minigeko Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Scuzoid

    good point
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    FistOfBono Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 10:52 am
    There`s a difference between being reasonable and being dickish. These guys crossed that line. You`re walking cross country, and you don`t think you`ll get asked for ID? Hand it over, it`s not a big deal. You`re not going to go to jail for it. And as for a name, at that poin you`re just being difficult for the sake of being difficult.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:08 am
    I disagree with every principle for which they are protesting. I think they are utter idiots for being 9/11 truthers, and have completely departed from reality to doubt any of the broad facts of that.

    I would fight to the death (in fact I volunteered to do so, as a member of a NATO military force) for their right to do so. In that, good on them for standing up for their rights.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:10 am
    FistofBono

    Why? These officers of the "law" had no idea of the law, and had crossed over into being bullies. Always stand up to bullies, in everything, without exception. If once you let them bully you, they will push further, they will bully other people.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Kleidermotte

    If you didn`t notice they were not in Germany. have you ever thought that Germany has the wrong idea? That no-one should be able to tell you what to do without any cause for thinking you might have done anything wrong? Have you ever thought that is the start of how things go wrong? Allowing the government (your servant) to make demands of you with little reason is not a good precedent.

    In the UK we have recently defeated a government plan to mandate ID. Except for a brief period in the late 1940s, ended by a court judgement, we have never had to show ID in peacetime. Might that explain at least in a small part our relative histories?
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:19 am
    Scuzoid

    Sorry, you are wrong. The attorneys general in many states do not know the wiretapping laws. The police are terrible. There are, in fact, only two states where it is not explicitly permitted to do what these men did (Illinois changed the law to ban it, ina bit of typical IL corruption; I can`t remember the other). Wiretapping laws do not apply in public.

    These men were right, probably in every case, that they were permitted to keep filming. This is a big problem for photographers throughout the free world (hence I know the US laws; try following Instapundit, this is one of Prof Reynolds`s pet subjects). Far too many police don;t know the law, and far too many laws have been twisted.
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    FistOfBono Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:32 am
    @random

    You know, I also don`t agree with what they say, but I entirely support their right to say it. The police may not have to check for ID, but most will. I find in that case, it`s a lot less hassle to just show them.

    Admittedly, the cops did seem a bit dickish, but I would say these guys weren`t much better.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 11:44 am
    I feel that i must be in a minority, every time i`ve encountered the police in the UK they`ve been nothing but polite, respectful, and dare i say it, professional.

    I also don`t understand what the big deal is about them asking to see ID, is it really a big invasion of privacy and i`m just not understanding it?

    Does anyone else find it a little bit funny that the video has got comments disabled on youtube?
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Of course the irony is that the Illinois policeman, who could legally have demanded they switch the camera off, is the one that didn`t ...
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    FistOfBono - they have the right to be dickish, they are citizens exercising their rights to be a`holes under the US constitution. The police are public servants, they are working. They have responsibilities that go with that role.

    Reganom

    I have been asked by the police why I was taking photos. I felt intimidated - he came over just to ask me. My brother is a police officer, and I applied and was accepted; I am pro-police, but despair over their attitude to cameras.

    I have mentioned a few incidents on my blog; this is the worst http://bit.ly/ulTL04
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    daroofa Male 40-49
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    November 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Effingham and eggs are awesome.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Ok- yes they were being awkward- probably on purpose, yes, I think their belief in conspiracy is silly and misplaced. However, if we ever permit the police to overreach their lawful powers by so much as a hairsbreadth without protest then within a short time they will consider that they ARE the law. These officers must have been given greater latitude by those they serve than was wise...
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    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    @ random
    Of course I saw them not beeing in Germany or even Europe, I just wonder why it is such a big deal to show ones ID. There is no harm beeing done in carrying, or showing an ID. Policemen have to make sure the inhabitants of a state are safe. Two people walking around with signs, one looking like an inmate could be a threat to public safety. If they are no wanted criminals, then why not just show the ID to show the cop that you mean no harm. To identify oneself is, in my oppinion, no demand, but a mandatory requirement of a functioning, safe country.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    So where is the good cop? - I watched 2 minutes of "can i have idea and can you turn the camera off" - when does it get to the good cop?
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    "Wiretapping laws do not apply in public."

    This is not entirely true. While the laws only apply when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, being in public does not necessarily remove that expectation.

    For example, if two men are seated on a park bench in a remote area of the park with no passerbys, then it would still be wiretapping to wire the bench without making it obvious that the bench was wired. This may include posting a sign, or displaying the camera in an obvious place.

    However, with these men, the fact that the camera was obviously on and recording dispels any expectation of privacy.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Im not familiar with American cops but why would they stop someone on the side of the road and ask them for ID?
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    ccalhoun86 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Wow! Anyone who has to ask why its a big deal to show their I.D. is the problem in America. It`s a big deal because it`s not the officers duty to ask to see it; its a big deal because this isn`t Nazi Germany and we shouldn`t be required to carry papers on us to prove who we are. Damn`t, you just made me imitate Glenn Beck. There are no laws against walking down the side of the street, there are no laws against taking pictures or recording in a public environment, and there are definitely no laws against recording police committing crimes. @ Beternal, the good cop is at the very end. He is polite, not in any way aggressive or intimidating, he asks a couple questions, wishes em good luck, and leaves. He treats them like people. Unheard of by todays police standards.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    November 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Sure there`s no law, but you wouldn`t want to be video taped for no reason either, would you?
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 2:20 am
    ccalhoun as much as I disagree with your choice of facial products, I fully agree with your views on the American law enforcement.

    While I have yet to just randomly be asked for my ID, and though I have no qualms showing it as I have nothing to hide, it shouldn`t be the police`s job to keep tabs on the public, but to help the public out only if there is an issue.
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    ccalhoun86 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 3:39 am
    @ luckydave
    I was heading to a concert to see blue felix, psychostick, motograter, and mushroomhead. Unfortunately, motograter broke up like 4 days prior to the show. It was still intense.
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    FuriousC Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 6:05 am
    The same crowd that complains about government intrusion are same ones who vote politicians in office who expand the size and power of government.
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 8:47 am
    "Sure there`s no law, but you wouldn`t want to be video taped for no reason either, would you?"

    The difference is that, between two individuals, it`s only a "he said, she said" situation.

    Between an individual and a cop, though, it`s "cop says, doesn`t matter what you say unless you have evidence."
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 10:50 am
    You want a good way to re-boost your economy? There it is right there. I`m goin` to Illinois.
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    ccalhoun86 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    The people want productive responsible government policy. The people want an economy that makes things and creates jobs. A government that shuns corporate lobbyists to prevent monopolies or price hikes. The people believe the government should work for them. The scare tactics and reinforced police system is the baby of the republicans. Republicans aren`t cutting "government", they`re trying to cut more jobs and programs, raise taxes on the middle and lower class, and make even more cuts to the already struggling education system. They want to increase prices for medicare/medicade, feeding the health care industry even more money, making it even harder to survive on social security. I agree the government spends too much money... on salaries and retirement pensions for congressman. On a whole slew of things that do absolutely nothing for the people or the economy. Those aren`t the cuts the republicans are pledging.
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    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    I feel great that a cop from my state responded with such a positive attitude.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    December 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    Just going to throw it out there:
    Orange jumpsuit
    Muslim beard
    Bandana
    Camera ready to shoot ASAP
    Protesting
    Christian Sign
    9/11 sign
    and a videocamera...

    These guys are baiting the cops.

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